Artis Amsterdam Zoo


Amimal of Artis Zoo AmsterdamArtis Amsterdam Zoo is the oldest zoo of The Netherlands. It offers a welcome break away from the busy city center for both young and old. The setting of the Zoo is rather intimate as it’s fairly small and compact. The Zoo was founded in 1838 and is built close to the city center, so there hasn’t been a lot of space for expansion. Artis is a great place for a romantic date or for some family fun. The Amsterdam Zoo is home to over 750 different species of animals and over 300 species of trees and plants. You can spot these animals in the monumental 19th-century buildings in the park. The gardens of Artis are especially pretty in summer and spring when the trees are decorated with blossoms.

In Artis, you’ll discover enough things to see and do to keep you occupied for an hour or four. Artis features a walk through an African Savannah, butterfly gardens, birdhouses, an aquarium, wolf forest, and an Insectarium. On your day in the Amsterdam Zoo, you’ll get to see elephants, monkeys, snakes, otters, giraffes, sea lions and several birds.

Micropia

In 2014 the Micropia museum connected to Artis opened its doors. This is the world first museum that shows life on a microscopical level. It teaches its visitors the useful work microorganisms do for the environment. Tickets for the Micropia museum can be bought for an extra charge.

For a brief sneak preview of the zoo, watch the video below.

– Make sure to redeem our exclusive Tours & Tickets discount code ‘THINGS10AMSTERDAM‘ and get 10% discount

Introduction video: of Artis Royal Zoo

Opening hours Artis

Artis Royal Zoo is open every day of the year. There are 3 different seasons that have influence the opening hours. The schedule below provide you the entire overview.

1st of November until 29th February 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
1st of March until 31st of October 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Every Saturday in June, July and August (summernights) 09:00 am – until sunset

Artis Amsterdam Zoo tickets, prices and discounts

Tickets for Artis are available at the entrance of the zoo. Also you can buy your e-tickets online, which give you the advantage to skip the queue to save valuable time. Printing is not required, you can show your ticket via any mobile device at the entrance.
There are two types of tickets. A regular ticket for the Artis Royal Zoo, and a combination ticket with Artis Royal Zoo & Mircropia. Order your discounted combi-ticket for Artis Zoo and Micropia via the blue button below and get a €6,- discount. Regular price for these tickets is €34,50 but via our partner tours and tickets, the online tickets cost you €28,50.

Click here to purchase priority tickets to the Artis Royal Zoo online

Regular entrance prices

Ticket categoriesArtis Royal ZooArtis Royal Zoo & Micropia
Normal ticket (everyone from 4 and older)€23,-€25,50
Youth (3 up to and including 9 years old)€19,50€23,50*
Kids (0  up to and including 2 years old)freefree*
* the recommended age is 8 or older for Micropia

Online discount tickets

Purchasing your tickets for the Amsterdam Zoo online will save you the hassle of standing in line and will also give you a nice discount on the regular entrance price. Check out the online offers we gathered below and pick one that suits your needs!

– Make sure to redeem our exclusive Tours & Tickets discount code ‘THINGS10AMSTERDAM‘ and get 10% discount –

– Order your tickets via Tiqets.com and redeem our exclusive discount code ‘THINGSAMS05’ to get 5% discount –

Artis Zoo & Micropia combiticket

Artis Royal Zoo is located in the centre of Amsterdam. The best way to get there is by public transport. Below the city map you will find all the information to travel by public transport to Artis. We also provide a 9292-plublic transport planner. You only have to fill current location and the tool will give your exact travel instructions. If you prefer to go by car to Artis, you can use their special parking spaces. Parking for the entire day will cost you €9,-. Acquire your parking tickets at the entrance of the zoo.

AddressArtis Royal Zoo Amsterdam
Artis Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam
+31 (9) 00 278 4796
info@artis.nl

Artis Amsterdam on the city map

Public transport

The best way to travel to Artis is via plublic transport with the tram. From Amsterdam Central Station there are two trams (9 and 14) that bring yous directly in front of Artis. The name of the stop Artis Royal Zoo. You will get there in about 20 minutes by the tram. Another option is to go by tram 10 hop of at Waterloo station. From there it is a short 10 minutes walk to the Zoo. We advice to take tram 9 or 14, because you will see more of Amsterdam during the trip to the Zoo. It is is also possible to go by car and park your car at the parking spaces of Artis Royal Zoo. When your nearby the Zoo it is easy to recognize the zoo from the outside.

From Amsterdam Central Station:

  • Tram 9, heading to Diemen (Sniep), stop Artis Royal Zoo
  • Tram 14, heading to Flevopark (Slotenmeer), stop Artis Royal Zoo
  • Metro 51 or 53, stop Waterlooplein

When you plan to travel to the Zoo from a different location then Amsterdam Central station, the public transport planner below will you the exact way to get there. The widget gives you accurate advice for the real-time travel times based on your current location. It shows you all the different public transport options like the train, tram, metro or bus.

Reviews of Artis Royal Zoo

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 3 reviews
by Chris on Artis Royal Zoo
Nothing special

Just an ordinary zoo

by Sandra on Artis Royal Zoo
Loved it!

We really liked the zoo, the animals looked well cared for. It was a nice brake away from the busy streets of Amsterdam!

by Lydia on Artis Royal Zoo
Nice zoo

Fun time with the whole family

 

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